Space-based Primary Enthuse Partnership

Professional learning opportunity in CfE Early, First and Second Level at no cost to your setting

  • Are you looking for engaging, motivating, and exciting STEM professional learning showing progression across Primary CfE Science levels?
  • Is STEM and Space a focus for improvement for you and/or your school?
  • Are you in need of resources to support practical activities in your school?
  • Would you like your primary school to gain its Space Education Quality Mark (SEQM) to identify your commitment to the use of space as a context for STEM learning?
  • Do you want to bring the curriculum to life with interesting links to the real world of space science?

SSERC is excited to launch its latest Enthuse Partnership offering 20 primary schools across Scotland an opportunity to engage with a programme of practical based Space related activities at no cost to you or your setting.

So, what you are committing to and what is expected?

  • A series of seven online twilight professional learning sessions from March 2024 to February 2025 (3.30pm – 5pm delivered live via MS Teams)
  • Free practical resources to accompany each professional learning session, delivered to your school, to allow hands-on practical experiences for your learners.
  • The journey towards gaining the Space Education Quality Mark (SEQM)
  • A broad range of STEM Engagement offers to further enhance STEM learning and teaching.

To be selected for one of the twenty places, the following criteria must be met:

  • A commitment to attend all seven professional learning sessions on the dates listed below.
  • A commitment to work towards the Space Education Quality Mark, completing all relevant paperwork
  • Participation in at least one of the four ESERO Primary Challenges/Competitions
  • Delivery of at least one resource from the ESA Space Resources

SSERC expects that participation in this project, and all associated activity, is by a group of teachers and not an individual.  From this group, the school will nominate a “Space Lead” who will be the main point of contact for SSERC.

The group is encouraged to have teachers across all relevant CfE Levels.  There should also have mix of experience and positions, the Space Lead will be the member of staff applying on behalf of their setting.


All the sessions will run from 3.30pm – 5pm via MS Teams

21/03/2024:- Online professional learning session on ESERO-UK

30/04/2024:- Online professional learning session on Space Education Quality Mark

26/09/2024:- Online professional learning session on Space in the Early Years

16/10/2024:- Online professional learning session on The Sun and the Moon at First Level

12/11/2024:- Online professional learning session on Exploring the Solar System at Second Level

21/01/2025:- Online professional learning session on developing a whole school IDL and enrichment approach to teaching space

26/02/2025:- Online professional learning session on connecting to topical and current space news and issues & the importance of space-related careers

Closing Date: Thursday 29th February 2024

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Note – Places are not given on a first come first served basis.

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We are looking to have as much reach and spread across Scotland as we can and to reach areas of geographical challenge, high levels of SIMD and to engage with as many different authorities as possible through this one-of-a-kind professional learning programme.

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